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Amanda Malel Trevisanut
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Specialises in film, television and digital media
Specialises in film, television and digital media

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Between competition and hypocrisy
Competition has, in the humanities, become a very dirty word. Along with the notion of personal responsibility, it is largely denounced as a somewhat unnatural proscription of neoliberal policies that has been foisted upon academics and cultural workers, wh...

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SBS seems to have abandoned its mandate to represent diversity of opinion as well as cultures

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SBS is no longer a diverse public sphere
Australia’s Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) is the nation’s multicultural public broadcaster, and as such, its core mandate is to “inform, educate and entertain all Australians, and in doing so, reflect Australia’s multicultural society” ( SBS Charter  )...

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Every time I read about impending health crises linked to factory farming the author fails to account for the massive government subsidies which drive over-consumption in the first instance. This is a glaring oversight insofar as it leads to advocacy of more government intervention when government intervention is clearly the source of the problem. This is not free market capitalism but crony capitalism.

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As a lecturer of cultural studies I am increasingly disconcerted by the drive to increasingly circumscribe cultural values, from within a discipline that dedicates next to no time thinking through the morals and ethics of our actions.

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Political violence as a response to ideas should have everyone in the West on high alert

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While arguably, there is something of substance to protest on Australia Day, is that substance really honoured by the routine protester?

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Protest has become little more than a lifestyle choice
Only days after thousands of Australian’s gathered in solidarity with their female comrades in the US to protest the inauguration of Trump , throngs of people have returned to key city centers throughout the Australia to protest the celebration of nationhoo...

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What's so bad about Nazism?
What is it about Nazism that people find so abhorrent? What are those elements of Nazism that we recognize in the words and actions of the politically empowered that make us rise up and say “no more”? Is it the harsh lesson of how quickly the forked tongue ...

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"If we can’t engage in this deliberative process on a micro-level with the ones we love, the people whom we genuinely care about, how on earth do we achieve it at the macro-level - as a democratic nation or Western civilization - where our connections to other strangers in society can only ever be imagined?"
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